LESSONS FROM A LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS. How to “bug out” and still live a good life. Build a survival camp, live off the land and off the grid. Live the self-reliance lifestyle. Choose a location. Find a perennial spring or stream. Set up a temporary shelter. Bring in a supply cache. Cut trees. Build a cabin and livestock fence. Keep your firewood and your powder dry. Set up a water delivery system so you don’t have to pack water. Hunt, trap, snare a deer, gather and preserve wild food. Smoke meat. Build traps. Raise a garden. Find gold.